Car Starter Repair at your home or office in French Camp.

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

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Patrick

31 years of experience
1053 reviews
Patrick
31 years of experience
Great
patrick was great. he actually called me and asked if he could come a bit early. Which was fantastic for me. he was totally professional. can not say enough great things.

Joshua

25 years of experience
709 reviews
Joshua
25 years of experience
Extremely_Knowledgeable

Richard

9 years of experience
448 reviews
Richard
9 years of experience
Literally, the best mechanic I've ever hired. Honest, courteous, and extremely knowledgeable. Highest recommendation.

Rodrick

21 years of experience
28 reviews
Rodrick
21 years of experience
Excellent service! I highly recommend and will definitely use this service again.

Theodore

14 years of experience
1088 reviews
Theodore
14 years of experience
Arrived right on time, was courteous and professional. He walked me through all the repairs afterwards and was great from beginning to end.

Alireza

23 years of experience
16 reviews
Alireza
23 years of experience
Fast, curtious, and very knowledgeable.

Ruben

21 years of experience
115 reviews
Ruben
21 years of experience
Good guy,friendly and got thing done efficiently!!

Sergio

8 years of experience
203 reviews
Sergio
8 years of experience
He explained everything to me in detail and asked if I had questions. Very knowledgeable and helpful.

Peter

23 years of experience
231 reviews
Peter
23 years of experience
Quick and quality

Jeffrey

25 years of experience
843 reviews
Jeffrey
25 years of experience
I was admittedly skeptical - surely the sequel can't be as good as the first one! - but Jeffrey was a joy to have working on my car! He initially inspected my car to correctly determine the problem, and when the quote turned out to be not only reasonable but extremely competitive I didn't waste any time having him come back and replace the starter in my car. With the mechanic being such a nice guy, and the price beating the local, tradition auto repair shop, having him come to me simply sealed the deal! This respectful, knowledgable fellow is now my mechanic, and he should be Your Mechanic, too!


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in French Camp?

It depends on the type of car you drive and the auto repair shop you go to in French Camp. Our mechanics in French Camp are mobile, which means they don't have the overhead that repair shops have. They provide you convenience by coming to your home or office in French Camp.

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2011 Ram 3500 $250 $170.48 $79.99 9% $277.98
2007 Toyota Tundra $254 $174.40 $79.99 9% $281.90
2009 Ferrari F430 $289 $192.93 $95.98 10% $321.93
2009 Cadillac Escalade $312 $216.20 $95.98 9% $345.20
2013 Audi TT Quattro $552 $455.80 $95.98 5% $584.80
2013 Chevrolet Corvette $270 $173.58 $95.98 10% $302.58

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Car Starter Repair Service

What's a car starter motor and how does it work?

The starter motor is a powerful, compact electric motor that will turn a car’s engine over at about 200 RPM in order to start the engine. The starter is at the terminus of a circuit that includes the battery, the ignition switch, a neutral safety switch, relays and fuses.

When you turn the ignition key to start, or press the start button in some vehicles, the starter circuit is completed and the starter will run. Most starters have a small pinion gear that engages a larger ring gear on the flywheel when the starter is powered on. The pinion gear turns the engine flywheel at about 200 RPM. Since the flywheel is directly connected to the crankshaft, all engine components will then turn in sync and the engine starts.

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When to replace the starter?

Starters are relatively durable but most will eventually fail in one or more of the following ways:

  • Intermittent operation of the starter. Starters can develop bad spots on the armature which will cause intermittent operation. This causes the starter to work sometimes and other times when you turn the key nothing happens.
  • Starter turns too slowly. Internal electrical and mechanical faults can cause the starter to draw too much current and in some cases the current drawn will exceed what the battery can supply. A consequence is the engine may not start as rapidly.
  • Unusual noises on starting. If you hear any type of grinding or other unusual noise while starting the engine, that should be investigated as the noise could reflect an internal starter failure or the noise could be due to pinion gear failure or flywheel ring gear damage.
  • Starter doesn’t function when turning the key. In some cases, the first symptom of a starter malfunction is a complete failure of the starter motor. This happens when you turn the ignition key to start the car, the starter motor does not function at all.

How do mechanics repair the starter?

  • If the starter is determined to be faulty, the battery must be disconnected prior to commencing any work. Once the battery is disconnected, the wiring to the starter is disconnected.
  • Starters are bolted to the engine block or the transmission case. Generally, there are two bolts. The procedure to access the starter varies across car models and can require removal, or lowering, of other vehicle components.
  • Once the starter is removed and a new starter is installed, the mounting bolts are tightened to the OEM factory torque specifications, the electrical connections are cleaned and re-attached to the starter and the starter is tested to confirm normal operation.

Is it safe to drive with a starter problem?

Once a vehicle engine is running, the starter is not in use. However, if you know that the starter is malfunctioning or working intermittently, you may be left stranded if you turn the engine off and the starter doesn’t function when restarting the engine. Should you know or suspect a problem with the starter, it is best to have the problem repaired to avoid being left stranded.

When replacing a faulty starter keep in mind:

  • Prior to replacing the starter, simple diagnostic tests should be performed to ensure that the problem is a faulty starter versus a weak battery, faulty neutral start switch, or other faulty electrical component in the starter motor circuit.
  • Starters draw large amounts of current from the battery, much more than any other electrically powered device in your car. This makes it important that the electrical connections to the battery are inspected, cleaned, and tightened as necessary. Cables to the starter should also be inspected for corrosion and replaced as needed.

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